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LIUNA Welcomes Proposed NLRB Rules on Union Elections as Common-Sense Reform.

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today LIUNA - the Laborers' International Union of North America - gave its support to new rules proposed by the National Labor Relations Board that would modernize and streamline the process for union elections.


"These modest changes will help level the playing field for working men and women," said LIUNA General President Terry O'Sullivan. "The common-sense reforms the NLRB has proposed will begin to bring union elections into the 21[] century and are a step toward reducing the possibility of unscrupulous employers interfering with the right of workers to make an informed decision on whether to unionize."

The most significant reforms proposed by the NLRB include allowing the use of electronic filing for election-related documents, standardizing election timeframes, consolidating the appeals process and deferring litigation over voter eligibility issues until after the election - exactly the same as elections for political office. Collectively, the new rules are a step toward making it more difficult for employers to intentionally slow down the union election process.

"Both the NLRB and the Department of Labor under President Obama have shown themselves to be fair-minded when it comes to the rights of working men and women," O'Sullivan said.

The half-million members of LIUNA - the Laborers' International Union of North America - are on the forefront of the construction industry, a powerhouse of workers who are proud to build America.

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